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Sister-in-law of flight attendant found dead in hotel room with sock in her mouth speaks out about ‘unbelievable’ passing
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Diana Ramos

Sister-in-law of flight attendant found dead in hotel room with sock in her mouth speaks out about ‘unbelievable’ passing

66-year-old Diana Ramos was found dead in her hotel room

The sister-in-law of an American Airlines flight attendant found dead in a hotel has spoken out to say she was 'shocked' to hear the news.

Cleaning staff at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott called the police after discovering the body of a woman in one of the hotel rooms on September 25.

The body was later identified as 66-year-old Diana Ramos, who was supposed to have checked out of her hotel room two days before she was found.

Concerns had been raised over her wellbeing after staff reached the gate and realized that they were missing a crew member for their flight.

Ramos was found with a sock in her mouth and police are treating the death as suspicious, though they said there was no sign of forced entry, no signs of a struggle and a weapon had not been recovered from the room.

Flight attendant Diana Ramos was found dead in her hotel room.
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Police said that Ramos had been on 'several medications' and they had found a number of sealed bottles with prescription medication around the room.

She had worked for American Airlines for 25 years and was in Philadelphia on a layover after working on a flight from Los Angeles.

American Airlines said in a statement: "We are devastated by this news.

"Our thoughts are with the family and colleagues, and we're doing everything we can to ensure all affected have the support they need during this difficult time.

"We will continue to cooperate fully with local law enforcement in their investigation."

A spokesperson for the police confirmed that the 66-year-old's body had been transported to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Police say there were no signs of forced entry or a struggle in the hotel room the 66-year-old was found dead in.
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Helen Alaniz, the sister-in-law of Diana Ramos, told People she had been 'shocked' to hear of Ramos' death and had not been made aware of her passing until Friday (September 29).

Alaniz is the sister of Ramos' late husband Raymond Ramos and said she hadn't heard from the American Airlines flight attendant since her brother's death in 2021.

"I’m shocked that something like this could’ve happened to her. It’s just unbelievable, because she seemed sweet," Alaniz told People after learning of her sister-in-law's death.

"They pretty much kept to themselves. Because of her schedule and flying, she wasn't always available. Ever since my brother passed, after that we never got any word from her.

"I would call her phone number and leave her [a] message, because I wanted to hear about what she was going to do, was she gonna stay locally or move somewhere else?

"I just don’t have any idea how that could’ve happened to her."

Topics: News, US News, American Airlines